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Published on : Monday, July 13, 2015
A new seating pattern for airplanes will have passengers sitting face-to-face in an economy class flight. Industry supplier Zodiac Seats of France have patented this new seating configuration and named it ‘Economy Class Cabin Hexagon’. The seating plan will have travelers sitting side-by-side, with the middle seat facing the rear of the plane.
As airlines strive to increase profits, the latest seating design is a result of Solomon Asch’s classic elevator experiment caught on the 1960s television show “Candid Camera”. It marks the latest in a series of seating plans that seek to let planes carry more people.
Then carriers began “cutting shoulder space by wedging an extra seat into each coach row,” they noted. The new trend reverses half a century of seat growth in economy class.
Over the last few years, carriers have looked at a range of seating options that maximize passenger numbers without increasing floor space.